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WITNESS LIST
Health & Human Services
March 12, 2009 - 10:00 AM or upon adjournment of Senate
SB  73
 
FOR:
 
Bales, David   President (also providing written testimony)  (Texans for Stem Cell Research),  Austin, TX
 
Carr-Allmon, Jennifer   Associate Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Catholic Conference, The Roman Catholic Bishops),  Austin, TX
 
Creed, Nicole   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Denner, Larry   Professor  (University of Texas Medical Branch; Stark Diabetes Center),  Galveston, TX
 
Jenks, J. Maxine   Advisor to Board  (Capital Area Parkinson's Society (CAPS)),  Austin, TX
 
Patterson, Sara   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Pojman, Joe   Executive Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Alliance for Life),  Austin, TX
 
Reagor, Olga   (Self),  Hutto, TX
 
Schrader, James   Texas Congressional Coordinator (also providing written testimony)  (Parkinson's Action Network),  Round Rock, TX
 
Stephenson, Bradley   Attorney (also providing written testimony)  (Muscular Dystrophy Patients),  San Antonio, TX
 
Suzuki, Richard   Director of Biomaterials  (Spine Smith LP),  Austin, TX
 
Willerson, James   President, Texas Heart Institute  (Texas Medical Association),  Houston, TX
 
ON:
 
Chammah, Lorraine   (Texans for Advancement of Medical Research),  Austin, TX
 
De La Garza, Veronica   Advocacy Director  (American Diabetes Association),  Austin, TX
 
Dumitru, Earl   Doctor  (Capital Area Parkinson's Society),  Austin, TX
 
Masters, Bettie Sue   Robert A. Welch Distinguished Professor  (University of Texas System, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio),  San Antonio, TX
 
Prockup, Darwin   Director and Professor (also providing written testimony)  (Texas A&M Health Science Center, Institute of Regenerative Medicine),  Temple, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Ricardo   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Kohler, Rob   President  (Common Sense and Sound Public Policy),  Austin, TX
 
Rice, Lois   (Self; a Parkinson's Disease widow and Capital Area Parkinson's Society),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sable, Ellen   Austin Section Board Member  (National Council of Jewish Women),  Austin, TX
 
Schotz, Charles   Secretary  (Texans for Stem Cell Research),  Austin, TX
 
Trahan, Allison   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Stephenson, MacGregor   Assistant Commissioner  (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Green, Shelton   Lobbyist  (Christian Life Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Saenz, Jonathan   Director of Legislative Affairs  (Free Market Foundation),  Austin, TX
SB  87
 
FOR:
 
Lewis, Kathryn   Attorney (also providing written testimony)  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice and Regional Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Valentine, Tom   Senior Policy Advisor - Office of Health Services  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
DeWitt, Lauren   Medical Director  (Citizen's Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Farrow, Larry   Executive Director  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizen's Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Durden, Veronda   Assistant Commissioner  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Rasco, Sasha   Assistant Commissioner - Child Care Licensing  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  187
 
FOR:
 
Carriker, Terri  (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Litzinger, Linda   (Self),  Austin, TX
 
Murray, Heather  (also providing written testimony)  (Self),  Wylie, TX
 
Rodriguez, Chris   Director of Chapter Services (also providing written testimony)  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX

 
Thyssen, Monica   Children's Mental Health Policy Specialist  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Deputy Director, Policy Development  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Horton, Colleen   Public Policy Director (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Center for Disability Studies, The University of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Schwartz, Jonas   Long-Term Care and Services Program Specialist  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Berger, Ed   Vice President, Advocacy and Government Relations  (Seton Family of Hospitals),  Austin, TX
 
Borel, Dennis   Executive Director  (Coalition of Texans with Disabilities),  Austin, TX
 
Casady, Shane   Manager  (Driscoll Children's Hospital),  Corpus Christi, TX
 
Dunkelberg, Anne   Associate Director  (Center For Public Policy Priorities),  Austin, TX
 
Elrod, Susanne   Associate Director  (Texas Council of Community Mental Health Mental Retardation Centers),  Austin, TX
 
Fox, Melissa   (Self),  Leander, TX
 
Green, Shelton   Lobbyist  (Christian Life Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Guerra-Cardus, Laura   Texas Policy Director  (Children's Defense Fund),  Bellaire, TX
 
Guest, John   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice and Regional Affairs  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Jamison, Mazie   Management  (Children's Medical Center, Dallas),  Dallas, TX
 
Kafka, Bob   Organizer  (American's Disabled for Attendant Programs Today),  Austin, TX
 
Kenderdine, Marshall   (Texas Academy of Family Physicians),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Quinzi, Patty   Legislative Counsel  (Texas-American Federation of Teachers),  Austin, TX
 
Rivas, Andrew   Executive Director  (Texas Catholic Conference),  Austin, TX
 
Romero, Michelle   Associate Director - Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
Sable, Ellen   Austin Section Board Member  (National Council of Jewish Women),  Austin, TX
 
Schroeder, Rebekah   Government Relations  (Texas Children's Hospital),  Houston, TX
 
Sperry, Bryan   President  (Children's Hospital Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Genco, Frank   Manager, Policy Development and Oversight  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
On:
 
Carlton, Belinda   Policy Specialist  (Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities),  Austin, TX
SB  277
 
FOR:
 
Herman, Guy   Judge  (Statutory Probate Courts of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Higgins, Carlos   Chair - Legal Action Committee  (Texas Silver Haired Legislature),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice and Regional Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Vanhoose, Laurie   Advocacy Consultant  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Urban, Karl   Assistant Commissioner, Adult Protective Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services),  Austin, TX
SB  345
 
FOR:
 
Phipps, Jason   Chief Technology Officer (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Cedar Park, TX
 
ON:
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice and Regional Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Farrow, Larry   Executive Director  (Texas and New Mexico Hospice Organization),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Lothringer, Linda   Policy Rules and Curriculum Manager  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Morris, Sandra   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
For:
 
Williams, Stephen   Chair, Legislative Committee  (Texas Association of Local Health Officials),  Houston, TX
SB  479
 
ON:
 
Sims, Jack   Immunization Branch Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Herzog, Greg   Assistant Executive  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Kroll, Carrie   Director of Advocacy and Health Policy  (Texas Pediatric Society),  Austin, TX
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
SB  484
 
FOR:
 
Seay, Ollie   President  (Texas Psychological Association),  Austin, TX
 
AGAINST:
 
Dawson, Betty   Board Member (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Psychological Associates),  Dallas, TX

 
Ghio, Claudio   President (also providing written testimony)  (Texas Association of Psychological Associates),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
White, David   Executive Director  (Texas Psychological Association),  Cedar Park, TX
 
Providing written testimony:
 
Against:
 
Young, Barbara   Professional Affairs Director  (Texas Association of Psychological Associates),  San Antonio, TX
SB  492
 
FOR:
 
Bertram, James   Mayor  (City of Lockhart),  Lockhart, TX
 
Johnson, Allen   Chief Executive Officer  (Montgomery County Hospital District),  Conroe, TX
 
Rodgers, Vance   City Manager  (City of Lockhart),  Lockhart, TX
 
ON:
 
Bishop, Maxie   State EMS Director  (Department of State Health Services - EMS),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
SB  527
 
FOR:
 
Magid, Ramona   Executive Director  (Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Austin Affiliate),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Woolbert, Lynda   Executive Director  (Coalition for Nurses in Advanced Practice),  West Columbia, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Finch, Dan   Director, Legislative Affairs  (Texas Medical Association),  Austin, TX
 
Gray, James   Government Relations Director  (American Cancer Society),  Austin, TX
 
Guest, John   President/Chief Executive Officer  (Teaching Hospitals of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
Rose, Denise   Senior Director, Government Relations  (Texas Hospital Association),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Cardwell, Cindy   Health Physicist  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  584
 
FOR:
 
Lewis, Kathryn   Attorney (also providing written testimony)  (Advocacy Incorporated),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Dewitt, Lauren   Medical Director  (Citizen's Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Herman, Guy   Judge  (Probate Court of Travis County),  Austin, TX
 
Marlin, Justin   Policy Aide  (Texans Care for Children),  Austin, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director, Investigations  (Citizen's Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Wadge, Gyl   Public Policy Director  (Mental Health America of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Perry, Peggy   Assistant Director State Hospital Section  (Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  703
 
FOR:
 
Seremetis, Laurie   M.D., Board Member  (Travis County Child Protective Services Board),  Austin, TX
 
Sparks, Andrea   Director of Public Policy  (Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates
),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Dewitt, Lauren   Medical Director  (Citizens Commission on Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Martinez, Diana   Director of Policy  (TexProtects, Texas Association for the Protection of Children),  Dallas, TX
 
Spiller, Lee   Director of Investigations  (Citizens Commission of Human Rights),  Austin, TX
 
Wolf, Laura   Executive Director  (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Kromrei, Elizabeth   Child Protectice Services  (Department of Family and Protective Services - Child Protective Services),  Austin, TX
 
Lackey, Sandra   Manager  (Texas Department of State Health Services),  Austin, TX
SB  705
 
FOR:
 
Mizcles, Amy   Director of Government Affairs (also providing written testimony)  (The Arc of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
ON:
 
Coleman, Pam   Deputy Director Managed Care  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Fredriksen, Amanda   Director of Advocacy (also providing written testimony)  (AARP),  Austin, TX
 
Genco, Frank   Manager, Policy Development and Oversight  (Department of Aging and Disability Services),  Austin, TX
 
Registering, but not testifying:
 
For:
 
Hammon, Rachel   Director of Clinical Practice and Regional Affairs  (Texas Association for Home Care),  Austin, TX
 
Hernandez, Richard   Vice President  (Private Providers Association of Texas),  Austin, TX
 
On:
 
Ghahremani, Kay   Deputy Director Policy Development  (Health and Human Services Commission),  Austin, TX
 
Morstad, Donna   Analyst  (Legislative Budget Board),  Austin, TX